The Cubs fell 5-2 in their Sioux Empire League opener on Sunday at Renner after falling 5-4 to the Milroy Yankees on Friday at Bob Shelden Field.
Brookings (9-3) is host to the Milroy Irish on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Aurora on Saturday at 8 p.m.
• Renner 5, Brookings 2
RENNER – Sam McMacken hit a two-run homer in the top of the first but it was all Monarchs after that.
Renner’s David Borchardt drove in a pair of runs.
Chaz Palmer and Kyle Gulbrandson added RBIs.
Josh Olson gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings to pick up the victory. He struck out nine and walked three. Alex Krout logged the save, surrendering just one hit with a K over the final two.
Brookings’ Chase McDaniel finished 2-for-4.
Starter Drew Talberg allowed four runs – three earned – on eight hits and three walks with a K. Jacolby Anderson tossed the final four frmaes.
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• Milroy Yankees 5, Brookings 4
BROOKINGS – The Yankees managed just three hits and struck out 14 times but came away with the one-run victory.
Ty Kemp reached on an error with one out in the top of the ninth inning. He took second on a passed ball and advanced to third on a dropped third strike. With two away, he scampered home on a wild pitch for the winning run.
Brookings put up single runs in the third and fourth innings to open the scoring.
In the third, Noel Burgos singled, advanced on back-to-back groundouts and then scored on a wild pitch after Jacolby Anderson was belted.
The fourth saw Rhett Zelinsky single and then score on Mason Winterboer’s hit, making it 2-0 in favor of the home team.
The Yankees got on the board in the fifth and then took a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh.
The Cubs pulled even in the bottom of the seventh.
Chase McDaniel reached on an error to get it going.
Ty Schneider came through with an RBI double.
Following an Anderson walk and a groundout, Jared Tschetter and Zelinsky drew walks of their own to plate Schneider, knotting the score at 4-4.
Milroy’s Aaron Mathiowetz hit a solo home run in the fifth. Jake Tauer’s two-run single highlighted the seventh frame.
Mathiowetz, the last of three Yankee pitchers, posted the victory after throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and struck out three.
Cubs starter Jake Devine K’ed 11 over six innings of work, allowing just one run on two hits and a pair of walks.
Andrew Polly walked three and gave up three runs in a third of an inning.
Jared Tschetter took the loss despite surrendering only one run – unearned – on one hit while striking out three in 2 2/3.
Sam McMacken ended up 2-for-4 with a double. McDaniel tripled with two outs in the eighth but was stranded.